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Sunday, June 13, 1999 Published at 04:14 GMT 05:14 UK


World: Europe

Ron Davies confirms bisexuality


In Britain, the former Welsh Secretary Ron Davies has admitted he is bisexual following allegations about his private life in a Sunday newspaper.

In a statement issued by his office, Mr Davies confirmed he that was bisexual, and said he was making the statement because he wanted to put a stop to what he called an intolerable stream of lurid and inaccurate stories in the media.

The Labour Member of Parliament and Member of the Welsh Assembly made the comments following a story in today's News of The World newspaper.

Last year, Mr Davies resigned as Welsh Secretary following an incident in Clapham Common in South London.

At the time, Mr Davies denied newspaper allegations that he had gone to Clapham Common seeking gay sex.

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